Combinatorial manifolds with complementarity

  • Basudeb Datta

DOI: 10.1007/BF02863418

Cite this article as:
Datta, B. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Math. Sci.) (1994) 104: 385. doi:10.1007/BF02863418


A simplicial complex is said to satisfy complementarity if exactly one of each complementary pair of nonempty vertex-sets constitutes a face of the complex.

We show that if a d-dimensional combinatorial manifold M with n vertices satisfies complementarity then d=0, 2, 4, 8, or 16 with n=3d/2+3 and |M| is a “manifold like a projective plane”. Arnoux and Marin had earlier proved the converse statement.


Combinatorial manifolds complementarity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Basudeb Datta
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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